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Austrian Mint Reveals Upcoming January 2021 Releases

By the Austrian Mint …… Australia – The Serpent Creator Available January 20, 2021 Like all creation myths, that of the Aboriginal Australians brings order, clarity, and meaning to a chaotic, dark, and mysterious world. The wonder of natural phenomena gives rise to questions that demand an explanation: a legend explaining their origin. For Aboriginal […]

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Austria: Third stopover in the “Reaching for the Sky” series, new silver coin features Airbus 380

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The Mint of Austria has released (13th May) the third coin in their ongoing and very popular coin series entitled “Reaching for the Skies,” that focuses on various aeroplanes and their contributions to world aviation history

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Austria: Third coin in popular silver Proof coin series, “Knights’ Tales,” features courage

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The Austrian Mint has released (15th April) the third coin in their popular series entitled “Knights’ Tales,” which is a fascinating five-coin set in which the theme travels back in time to a bygone age of knightly virtues, fearsome gentlemen, and authentic heroes

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ModernCoin Profile – Austrian Mint 2020 “Big Data” 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

2020 Austria Silver Niobium Coin Big Data €25 BU The Internet creates infinite possibilities and gives instant explanations by placing the world at our fingertips. But while surfing the net we leave visible traces that businesses use to learn about our individual preferences by analysing the resulting large data sets, meaning that users lose their […]

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Modern Coin Profile – Austrian Mint 2020 “Big Data” 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

2020 Austria Silver Niobium Coin Big Data €25 BU The Internet creates infinite possibilities and gives instant explanations by placing the world at our fingertips. But while surfing the net we leave visible traces that businesses use to learn about our individual preferences by analysing the resulting large data sets, meaning that users lose their […]

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A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium Coin Series

Niobium Coin Article Originally by Louis Golino and Updated April 2020 by CoinWeek …..   The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints, with historical roots that date back to 1194. It is best known for its Philharmonic silver and gold coins, which are among the world’s most widely traded bullion coins,however since 2003 the mint has […]

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First of Its Kind Silver Coin From Austrian Mint Celebrates Centenary of Salzburg Festival

20 EURO SILVER COIN “CENTENARY OF THE SALZBURG FESTIVAL” on Wednesday 22, 2020 By the Austrian Mint …… To celebrate this major cultural event, which is constantly in the process of reinventing itself, as well as this unique centenary coin, we have come up with a particularly innovative coin design. We believe it does the […]

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Austria: 2020 begins with new celebratory holiday silver and copper collector’s coins

The Austrian Mint has launched new 2020-dated New Year’s collector’s coins with the theme of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of Vienna’s legendary Musikverein concert hall in 1870. In keeping with the anniversary, the 2020 New Year’s coin features the Greek god, Apollo

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Austria: 2020 begins with new celebratory holiday silver and copper collector’s coins

The Austrian Mint has launched new 2020-dated New Year’s collector’s coins with the theme of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of Vienna’s legendary Musikverein concert hall in 1870. In keeping with the anniversary, the 2020 New Year’s coin features the Greek god, Apollo

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Austria: Popular collector series “Reaching for the Sky” continues with second silver Proof coin

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The Mint of Austria has launched (16th October) the second coin in the series entitled “Reaching for the Sky,” which celebrates the pioneers of powered aviation, including pilot Igo Etrich (1879–1967), who broke records in 1910 by flying for 140 kilometres (87 miles) across northern Austria, and Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974), a famed American aviator who became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927

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Austria: Second silver coin in “Knight’s Tales” series features the adventures of the First Crusade

The Mint of Austria has unveiled the second coin that is part of the five-coin series entitled “Knight’s Tales” and focuses on “adventure” and the era in which the mint itself was founded as it celebrates the 825th anniversary of its establishment. The coin series travels back in time to a bygone age that was notorious for being bloody and brutal

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Austria: Second silver coin in “Knight’s Tales” series features the adventures of the First Crusade

The Mint of Austria has unveiled the second coin that is part of the five-coin series entitled “Knight’s Tales” and focuses on “adventure” and the era in which the mint itself was founded as it celebrates the 825th anniversary of its establishment. The coin series travels back in time to a bygone age that was notorious for being bloody and brutal

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A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium Coin Series

Niobium Coin Article Originally By Louis Golino and Updated May 2019 by CoinWeek ….. The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints with historical roots that date back to 1194. It is best known for its Philharmonic silver and gold coins, which are among the world’s most widely traded bullion coins,however since 2003 the mint has issued […]

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Austrian Mint 2019 Artificial Intelligence 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

2019 Artificial Intelligence 25 Euro Silver Niobium Bimetallic Coin, obverse. Image courtesy Austrian Mint Description: Artificial Intelligence, the 2019 Silver Niobium edition, looks to a future that has already begun. We humans have been using artificial intelligence, in the form of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, to think for […]

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Austrian Mint Commemorates 825th Anniversary With 2nd Coin in Series

 As a leading online Precious Metals retailer, APMEX enjoys being able to help mints around the world celebrate important milestones. In 2019, the Austrian Mint marks their 825th anniversary with a special three-coin series. The second release is now available at APMEX. Throughout the year, the Austrian Mint will release three exceptional silver coins, […]

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Austria: Chivalry is the theme with the first coin issued in new “Knights’ Tales” five-coin series

The Mint of Austria has announced the issue of a new series which focuses on an exciting, chivalrous, and, at times, dangerous chapter in European history, the Knight’s Tales of the Middle Ages. Travel back in time to a bygone age that was notorious for being bloody and brutal

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The Coin Analyst: The Euro’s Impact on Numismatics After 20 Years

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On January 4, 1999, 11 members of the European Union began using a common currency known as the euro. For the first three years, the currency existed virtually, used only for cashless and bank transactions. Euro coins were first minted in 1999 but only entered circulation in 2002 following […]

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World Money Fair 2019

Monnaie de Paris takes top COTY honors

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Our Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony took place Feb. 2 in Berlin at the World Money Fair

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Coin of the Year awards given in Berlin

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Our Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony took place Feb. 2 in Berlin at the World Money Fair

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Award recipients from COTY’s anticipated awards presentation at the World Money Fair in Berlin

The World Money Fair once again played host to this year’s Coin of the Year awards, which recognises excellence in world coin issues over a selection of 10 categories and topics. As part of the presentations during the World Money Fair, the COTYs are one of the most anticipated events during the nearly week-long event, and are attended by industry experts, media, and invited guests

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World Money Fair’s gala dinner concludes events for 2019 and names Mint of Japan as guest host for 2020

As the official opening of the World Money Fair took centre stage on Friday morning with the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, it was Friday evening that was the Mint of Austria’s opportunity to express their appreciation to those attending the World Money Fair.
Held at the prestigious Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) which is adjacent to the famed Brandenburg Gate in central Berlin, the eagerly anticipated event is organised by the executive committee of the World Money Fair on behalf of the guest host

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Exceptional turnout seen at this year’s World Money Fair 2019

This year’s World Money Fair was hailed a great success by attendants and participants taking into account the standpoint of ticket sales and a greater representation of national mints, international dealers, and experts in the field of coin production, design, logistics, procurement, and marketing.

Organisers were prepared for an increase in collectors and investors who were attending the fair over the usual three-day period, with this year being overseen by the World Money Fair’s new Executive Director Gitta Künker, who was named to the position in July 2018 and took over from Hans-Henning Göhrum

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Are “Raw” Coins a Raw Deal?

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. — The change in your pocket going “ching-a-ling-a-ling” — The roll of “unsearched” Ike dollars you bought on eBay — A mint set still in its blister pack — That 1909-S VDB Lincoln Wheat cent in a 2” x 2” flip at the coin shop, with “MS-69” […]

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Vienna Philharmonic Bullion Coins Make up Christmas Tree of Pure Gold

By Austrian Mint …… A Christmas tree adorned with the 2018 Vienna Philharmonic, the golden hallmark of the Austrian Mint, caused a sensation in Ginza in Tokyo. This year, we are also bringing it to Munich. The renowned precious metals dealer Pro Aurum, in cooperation with the Austrian Mint AG, is showing the gold tree, […]

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Austria: New Year’s Day 2019 is welcomed with “Joy of Living” coin

The Austrian Mint has unveiled their annual and popular New Year Coin which celebrates 2019 and is dedicated to the concept of Lebensfreude, a potent cocktail of contentment, exuberance, and lust for life. This German word is best translated using the French term “Joie de vivre,” and is a concept symbolised on the coin in the form of a dancer who is essentially full of the joy of living

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, […]

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Silent Night and Creatures That Aren’t So Silent at Night: Two New Austrian Mint coins

  All is calm, all is bright… Recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to the Vienna Boys’ Choir, one of the most popular and enduring song of all times Silent Night celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2018. Silent Night was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 in the church of St Nicholas in Oberndorf bei […]

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Klimt on coins

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), an Austrian symbolist painter, was a founding member of the Art Nouveau and Vienna Secessionist movements — both of which were reactions against the more traditional style of 19th-century art.
Art Nouveau was a decorative style of art seen not only in paintings but in architecture, advertising, jewelry, and many other forms that were inspired by natural forms and structures

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The Dentuck ANA blog: Thursday, August 16, 2018

In and Around the Bourse and the City of Philadelphia
Thursday morning’s business meetings started early with authors, book dealers, and other publishers. I had an insightful conversation with officers of Tokyo’s Taisei Coins Corporation, a longtime partner with Whitman Publishing

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Austrian Mint’s Maria Theresa and Wildlife in Our Sights Programs Take a Bow

Two successful collector coin programs take a final bow… Empress Maria Theresa – Prudence and Reform Rounding off the Empress Maria Theresa series, Prudence and Reform, like all the coins in the series, is minted in extra-bold relief and has been inspired by medals issued during the 40-year reign of the Empress. Based on a […]

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The Dentuck ANA blog: Thursday, August 16, 2018

In and Around the Bourse and the City of Philadelphia
Thursday morning’s business meetings started early with authors, book dealers, and other publishers. I had an insightful conversation with officers of Tokyo’s Taisei Coins Corporation, a longtime partner with Whitman Publishing

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Austrian Mint: Uriel – The Illuminating Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin Debuts

From the Austrian Mint … here comes the sun … on 5 September 2018… URIEL – THE ILLUMINATING ANGEL 10 EURO SILVER COIN The only angel in the Austrian Mint interfaith Guardian Angels series not recognized as an archangel by the Roman Catholic church, Uriel, the subject of the fourth coin, comforts us in dark […]

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Win a Trip to Austria in the APMEX Voyage to Vienna Sweepstakes

APMEX is teaming up with the Austrian Mint to give one lucky winner an experience of a lifetime during the Voyage to Vienna Sweepstakes. This trip includes roundtrip airfare to Vienna and hotel accommodations for five nights for the winner and one guest. While in Austria, the winner and their guest will take a tour […]

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Luxembourg: 20th anniversary of central bank’s founding celebrated with new gold coin

The Banque Centrale de Luxembourg has issued (31st May) a new coin that marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the country’s central bank, which came into effect on the 1st June 1998. The central bank is the successor of the former Institut Monétaire Luxembourgeois (IML), which was itself founded in 1983, and whose primary function was that of a regulator of the commercial banking system in Luxembourg in addition to being the issuer of banknotes and coins

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Ancient Coins on Modern Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz …. COINAGE IS CONSERVATIVE. IF a denizen of ancient Rome picked up a modern American dime, he would recognize familiar symbols: a torch, an olive branch, oak leaves. He could even understand the Latin motto E PLURIBUS UNUM (“Out of Many, One”). Similarly, if that ancient Roman picked […]

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Austrian Mint Produces Jewelry Collection Based on Historic Medals

By CoinWeek …. In conjunction with Dorotheum Jewellers in Vienna, the Austrian Mint has created a line of jewelry based on medallic art from its historical medal collection. And while the Mint currently has made its collection of bracelets, earrings and necklaces available only in Austria and Germany, the products are worth noting because they […]

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Austrian Mint 2018 Anthropocene 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: Are we living in a new geological age? The Austrian Mint’s 2018 silver-niobium coin illustrates what activities of modern man have brought about major changes in the Earth’s system. Our footprint on Earth has become wide and deep… will we manage to be gentler in the future? Global Change Are we no longer in […]

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2018 Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures – The Shark 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The launch of the Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Austrian Mint Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Unusual Russian Coin Struck at Austrian Mint Among Variety of World Coins at MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ….   At online coin marketplace MA-Shops, the width and breadth of offerings is deep, with a large variety of ancient, modern, U.S. and world coins at your perusal. As the largest shopping platform for numismatic items in Europe, it offers American collectors an opportunity for better access to rare European and otherwise […]

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Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Kingfisher 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Greg Allen new ACTF Steering Committee chair

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Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Chairman Philip N. Diehl has announced the appointment of Greg Allen as chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Steering Committee

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Greg Allen New Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Steering Committee Chair: ICTA

World Mint Work Group joining anti-counterfeiting effort By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Chairman Philip N. Diehl has announced the appointment of Greg Allen as chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Steering Committee. ACTF Steering Committee members serve as leaders of more than a dozen Work […]

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Austria 2018 Colorful Creatures: The Parrot 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Austrian Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector […]

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Austria: Life of Maria Theresa silver coin series continues with third release

The Mint of Austria have unveiled (13th March) the third coin in their insightful and informative silver coin series which salutes the life and reign of Austria’s first and, to date, only female head of state as well as the only woman to rule over the vast Hapsburg Empire — Empress Maria Theresa. The series celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Empress Maria Theresa with the issue of four-coins and is based on the four cardinal virtues which governed the Empress throughout her life

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Maria Theresa 20 Euro Silver Coin “Clemency and Faith” Coming April 25 from Austrian Mint

Empress Maria Theresa – The Series The third coin in the Austrian Mint’s Empress Maria Theresa series features the only ever female ruler of the Habsburg Empire wearing a widow’s veil. Maria Theresa donned the veil following the sudden death of her beloved husband, Francis I, in 1765. Like the other entries in this series, […]

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Austria 2017 Sigmund Freud 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

The Austrian Mint started their three-coin series on the Vienna schools of psychotherapy with the pioneer: the inventor of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. He was the first to freely associate his patients and interpret their dreams. His findings meant a spiritual revolution to the teaching of man. On the Couch Born Schlomo Sigismund Freud on 6 […]

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Austria 2018 Raphael – The Healing Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

The third coin of in the Austrian Mint’s “Heavenly Messengers” series is dedicated to Raphael, the prototype of a guardian angel. The story of Tobias and the Angel, probably written around 200 BCE, is one of the late writings of the Old Testament. Tobias and the Angel “Tobias went in search of a companion and […]

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Austria 2017 Gabriel – The Annunciation Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

The second coin in the Austrian Mint’s Heavenly Messenger series is all about Gabriel : a powerful being that awes people and brings good news. This wonderful coin may serve you as a talisman, to help you make the right decisions and find surprising solutions: you will be amazed at what you might achieve. Happy Messages […]

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Austrian Mint Offers Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin Subscription Plan

Gold has always been a popular investment product, especially for the financial security it can offer. With this new gold savings plan, the Austrian Mint has developed an investment product that works as simply as a magazine subscription. Investing – whether for the start in life or retirement – is a topic that causes many […]

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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Coin Profile – Austria 2004 Vienna Philharmonic 100,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint celebrated the 15th year of its successful Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin program by producing 15 1,000-ounce versions of the popular Euro gold coin. The coin–nicknamed “Big Phil”–was presented to the public in grand style by Vice-Governor of the Austrian Central Bank, Wolfgang Duchatczek. The coins were too big […]

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Austrian Mint 2018 New Year’s Coin Features Power of the Lion

Happy New Year! This is the motto of this year’s 5-Euro New Year coin 2018 “Löwenkraft“, which shows a magnificent lion. The gift of new year coins made of silver and copper as a lucky charm for the coming year will continue with this 5-euro coin in a beautiful tradition. Traditionally, at the turn of […]

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Austria: Alfred Adler features on latest Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy gold coin

The Mint of Austria have launched (19th December) their second coin in the enlightening the Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy gold coin series which is dedicated to the third Viennese school of psychotherapy. The second coin is dedicated to Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

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Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Wolf 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector coins […]

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63 Kilos of Pure Gold: The First Christmas Tree from the Vienna Philharmonic Bullion Coin

A very special Christmas tree can now be admired in Tokyo. The resident precious metals dealer Ginza Tanaka shows a Christmas tree, which consists of 2017 golden Vienna Philharmonic coins. The approximately three-meter-high, unsalable tree thus has a total value of about 310 million yen or 2.3 million euros [A little over $2.7 million USD. […]

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Pre-Sale of 2018 Austrian Philharmonic Bullion Coins Now at APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is thrilled to announce they have all 2018 Austrian Philharmonic coins available for pre-sale. The Philharmonic coins, available in Gold, Silver and Platinum, are recognized around the world for their iconic imagery that depicts the Vienna Philharmonic, perhaps the most-renowned orchestra in the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Israel’s ancient underwater treasure In 2015, divers discovered a hoard of more than 2,000 gold coins on the ocean floor off the coast of Caesarea – the largest stash ever found in the region… 2.) Why Soviet communist countries had a love-hate […]

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Austria: “A Lion in Winter” features on new silver coin released just in time for the holiday season

The Mint of Austria have unveiled the design of their new €5 2018-dated coin which is released in time for the holidays and has become a firm favourite for gift-giving. This year’s festive €5 coin is themed “A Lion in Winter” and takes its inspiration from a motif spanning back some 650 years, where the lustrous head of a lion — its mischievous grin framed by a handsome flowing mane — was traditionally chosen to represent the season of winter

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New Book Explores World of Leading Bullion Coins

By Metals Focus …… On October 17, The Perth Mint, The Austrian Mint, The Royal Canadian Mint, The Rand Refinery, The Royal Mint and Metals Focus are pleased to announce the launch of The World of Leading Bullion Coins, at an event at the LBMA/LPPM Conference in Barcelona. We are grateful for the support of […]

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Austria: Tercentenary of the birth of Empress Maria Theresa marked with second silver coin

The Mint of Austria have unveiled (16th October) their second new coin ahead of its official issue in November. It marks the tercentenary anniversary of the birth of the Habsburg Empire and Austria’s only female ruler to date: the Empress Maria Theresa (1717–1780)

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The World of Leading Bullion Coins book launch

Metals Focus has announced the launch of it new reference book, The World of Leading Bullion Coins, at an event at the LBMA/LPPM Conference in Barcelona. The book was produced with the support of five sponsors—the Perth Mint, the Austrian Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint, the Rand Refinery, and the Royal Mint

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The World of Leading Bullion Coins book launch

Metals Focus has announced the launch of it new reference book, The World of Leading Bullion Coins, at an event at the LBMA/LPPM Conference in Barcelona. The book was produced with the support of five sponsors—the Perth Mint, the Austrian Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint, the Rand Refinery, and the Royal Mint

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Austria: Majestic Alpine ibex graces the latest gold coin in Wildlife in Our Sights series

The Austrian Mint has launched (12th September) their latest gold coin which highlights some of the European continent’s more interesting and diverse wildlife and habitats. The series was initiated in 2013 and is entitled “Wildlife in Our Sights

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Austria: Majestic Alpine ibex graces the latest gold coin in Wildlife in Our Sights series

The Austrian Mint has launched (12th September) their latest gold coin which highlights some of the European continent’s more interesting and diverse wildlife and habitats. The series was initiated in 2013 and is entitled “Wildlife in Our Sights

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World Coins – Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Gold Brooches: Horseshoe Fibula”

By Bank of Latvia …. On Thursday, 31 August, the Bank of Latvia is issuing a new 20 euro gold collector coin “Gold Brooches: The Horseshoe Fibula”. The coin replicating a horseshoe fibula continues the series of euro gold collector coins dedicated to Latvia’s centenary. In November 2016, a collector coin featuring a disc fibula […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Teams with China Great Wall

Dillon Gage Asia, a subsidiary of Dillon Gage Metals, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale firms, has entered into an agreement with China Great Wall Coins Investment Ltd. to distribute bullion coins from the official sovereign mint of China. China Great Wall is a subsidiary of the People’s Bank of China, based in […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Teams with China Great Wall

Dillon Gage Asia, a subsidiary of Dillon Gage Metals, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale firms, has entered into an agreement with China Great Wall Coins Investment Ltd. to distribute bullion coins from the official sovereign mint of China. China Great Wall is a subsidiary of the People’s Bank of China, based in […]

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Austria: Second coin in inspiring Guardian Angels series dedicated to Gabriel

The Mint of Austria have unveiled their second coin in the Guardian Angels or Heavenly Messenger series, which highlights the divine beings who are worshiped by Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike. These benevolent, but invisible, spirits have also been widely depicted throughout art history

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Austria 2004 Vienna Secession 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: In 2004, the Austrian Mint continued its theme of early 20th-century modernist design, with the second release in its 100-euro gold Jugendstil collection honoring the architecture and artwork of the Vienna Secession. The Vienna Secession was an important modernist architectural movement that retaliated against the Beaux-Arts and Art Nouveau, two decidedly French schools. Deriving […]

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New Silver Niobium Coin and 2 Euro Commemorative from Luxembourg

By Central Bank of Luxembourg …. As of Wednesday June 21, 2017, the Central Bank of Luxembourg (Banque centrale du Luxembourg, or BCL) is offering the following numismatic products at the counters of the Numismatic center situated at 43, avenue Monterey, L-2163 Luxembourg (while stocks last). Castles of Luxembourg: Useldange Silver Niobium Coin Coin Specifications […]

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World Coin Profiles: Austria 1807 Copper 30 Kreuzer Coin

Overview: The Doppelkaiser The 1807 Austrian 30 kreuzer copper coin features a portrait of Franz II, last ruler of the Holy Roman Empire and first ruler of the Austrian Empire, where he was known as Franz I. He is more commonly known as Francis II in the English-speaking world, but for two years in Greater […]

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CoinWeek: A Look at Austria’s 10 Schilling Art and Plaster – 4K Video

Austria’s 10 Schilling coin features one of the most iconic coin designs of Post-War Europe. On the obverse is a youthful woman of Wachau. On the reverse, a heraldic shield. In this CoinWeek video, we go deep into the archives of the Austrian Mint with engraver Helmut Andexlinger and admire Welz’s work and discuss its […]

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New World Gold Coins – Freud & the Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy

The Austrian Mint is dedicating a new three-part series of 50 Euro gold coins to a very special subject: the Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy and three of their prominent representatives. The series starts with its pioneer, the inventor of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Freud’s theories did nothing less that start a revolution in the spiritual and […]

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CoinWeek Reaches Two Major Milestones: Two Million Video Views & 40,000 Facebook Fans

By CoinWeek ….. On Monday, May 15, 2017, CoinWeek surpassed two million views on its award-winning YouTube video channel. CoinWeek’s award-winning videos have brought numismatics to a new generation of collectors, with popular series such as CoinWeek IQ, Cool Coins!, Cool Currency!, and the CoinWeek Podcast. Since CoinWeek’s launch in 2011, our video team has […]

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Austria: Noted figure in psychology remembered on new gold coin

The Mint of Austria have issued (3rd May) a new gold coin that remembers one of the more significant pioneers in the profession of psychology and also launches the first of a three-coin series. Celebrating the pioneering schools of psychotherapy—the scientific discipline established in the Austrian capital in the 20th century—the enlightening three-coin series, Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy, gets underway with the founding father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud

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Austria: Latest coin in popular Silver Niobium series rolls out in June

On June 7, 2017, the Austrian Mint will release “Mikrokosmos” (Microcosm), the newest in its extremely popular Silver Niobium series. Inaugurated in 2003, the bimetallic €25 coins have consistently sold out at the mint, and all—especially the first few issues—have gained value on the secondary market

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CoinWeek IQ: A Legacy in Coins – Maria Theresa – 4K Video

Maria Theresa’s influence over the Austrian monetary system goes well beyond the famous silver coin that carries her image. In this CoinWeek video, we sit with Anna Fabiankowitsch, Numismatic Curator at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, to discuss the coins, banknotes, and medals of Maria Theresa’s reign and their importance beyond Austria’s borders. This video was made […]

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Austria 2017 Microcosm 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin

Description: “Microcosm”, the 2017 entry in the popular Austrian Mint 25 euro silver-niobium bimetallic coin program honoring science and technological innovation, is the 15th issue in the series. A quick glance at the muted colors on the niobium center of Microcosm reveals how far the Austrians have developed not only the series but the technical […]

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Austria: Latest coin in popular Silver Niobium series rolls out in June

On June 7, 2017, the Austrian Mint will release “Mikrocosm” (Under the Microscope), the newest in its extremely popular Silver Niobium series. Inaugurated in 2003, the bimetallic €25 coins have consistently sold out at the mint, and all—especially the first few issues—have gained value on the secondary market

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Austria 2017 Empress Maria Theresa: Courage & Determination 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa, the only woman ever to rule the Hapsburg Empire, the Austrian Mint is issuing a four-coin series entitled Empress Maria Theresa – Treasures of History. Each entry in the series focuses on one of four virtues–Courage, Justice, Clemency and Prudence. A different portrait […]

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Austria: Empress Maria Theresa features on new celebratory silver coin

The Mint of Austria have issued a new coin that marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Habsburg Empire’s only female ruler, Empress Maria Theresa (1717–1780), who became empress on the death of her father, Emperor Charles VI (1685–1740), Archduke of Austria and Holy Roman Emperor.
The remarkable story of the empress began with her accession to the many thrones within the Austrian Empire, starting with the Austrian War of Succession, which beleaguered her rule for seven years but eventually secured her place on the Hapsburg throne until her death in 1780

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CoinWeek IQ: Hot off the Press: Striking Euro Coins – 4K Video

  In this CoinWeek IQ video sponsored by NGC, CoinWeek goes behind the scenes at the Austrian Mint in Vienna to watch the production of made for circulation Euro coins. In this video watch 1 euro coin blanks become 1 euro coins and watch how the Mint’s complex automation takes bins of 20-cent euro coins […]

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Austria: New “Heavenly Messengers” coin series launches with Archangel Michael

The Austrian Mint have issued (22nd February) a new coin that inaugurates a four-coin series dedicated to “Heavenly Messengers.” Through the ages, believers have looked to angels for protection; the divine beings are worshiped by Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike

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Austria: New “Heavenly Messengers” coin series launches with Archangel Michael

The Austrian Mint have issued (22nd February) a new coin that inaugurates a four-coin series dedicated to “Heavenly Messengers.” Through the ages, believers have looked to angels for protection; the divine beings are worshiped by Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike

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CoinWeek: How the Crocodile 3-Euro Coin Gets its Color – 4K Video

Color printing technology has come a long way since the first colorized coins entered & scandalized the modern coin industry. In this exclusive video from CoinWeek, we watch as the Austrian Mint prepares the next release of its popular children’s coin series “Colorful Creatures”, using a state-of-the-art color printing press to individually apply glow-in-the-dark color […]

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Austrian Mint Issues First Guardian Angel, Latest “Colorful Creatures” Glow-in-the-Dark Coins

Someone to Watch Over You On Wednesday, February 22, the Austrian Mint issued the first coin in its new series, “Guardian Angels”, and the second coin in the successful three-euro glow-in-the-dark coin series “Colorful Creatures”. Guardian Angels is the Austrian Mint’s talismanic four-coin interfaith series of 10 euro coins in silver and copper featuring historical […]

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Austria: Engaging “Colourful Creatures” series continues with latest coin

 

The Mint of Austria have made available (22nd February) the latest coin in their series of base-metal strikes that highlights some of man’s most familiar animals, either by reputation or by interaction between themselves and humans. The first coin in the “Colourful Creatures” series depicted the “fledermaus” (or bat; these coins are sold out but can be picked up from third-party retailers, including on ebay—some links are shown below the specifications table)

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Austria: Engaging “Colourful Creatures” series continues with latest coin

 

The Mint of Austria have made available (22nd February) the latest coin in their series of base-metal strikes that highlights some of man’s most familiar animals, either by reputation or by interaction between themselves and humans. The first coin in the “Colourful Creatures” series depicted the “fledermaus” (or bat; these coins are sold out but can be picked up from third-party retailers, including on ebay—some links are shown below the specifications table)

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CoinWeek IQ: Making Gold Ingots at the Austrian Mint – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ is an ongoing series of exclusive videos that go in-depth into important numismatic topics and feature many of the hobby’s leading experts and personalities. In this exclusive  video, we return to Vienna, Austria to visit our friends at the Austrian Mint to pay a visit to the melting room. Once there, our cameras captured […]

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Austria 2017 Colorful Creatures: The Tiger 3 Euro Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

Description: The Austrian Mint launched the Colorful Creatures series of three-euro glow-in-the-dark collector coins in October 2016 and will release a new coin about every three months until July of 2019. Colorful Creatures is the first series of three-euro coins produced by the Mint; they are legal tender only in Austria but as collector coins […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #55: Good Coin Design with Austrian Mint Engraver Helmut Andexlinger

CoinWeek Podcast #55: The Value of a Great Coin Photograph with Phil Arnold Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. What are the elements of good coin design? And, why are recent technological developments in the minting industry making coin and medallic design worse, […]

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Austria 2017 Michael – The Protecting Angel 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Angels figure in the myths and legends of countless cultures around the world. They are especially significant in the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The angel Michael is common to all three. Michael, or Saint Michael in the Catholic Church, is a protector of the Jewish people in the Old Testament and […]

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First Impressions from the Berlin World Money Fair

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. This week, I’ll be living out of my suitcase. First stop Berlin for the World Money Fair and then off to my favorite European city, Vienna, to produce new videos with the Austrian Mint. I want you to know that I feel your sympathies and rest assured, I will […]

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Austria 2017 Waltzing in the New Year 5 Euro Coin

Description: Like many other people around the world, Austrians give small gifts to their friends and family to wish them good luck in the New Year (Jahreswechsel). And each year the Austrian Mint produces a specially themed coin for the occassion. This year’s theme is the waltz, specifically The Blue Danube waltz, written by Austrian […]

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Austria 2017 175th Anniversary Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 20 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: On March 28, 1842, a group of music enthusiasts, led by composer Otto Nicolai, poet Nikolaus Lenau, newspaper man August Schmidt, critic Alfred Julius Becker, musical patron Count Laurecin and violinist Karl Holz met up at the Zum Amor Inn to put the finishing touches on a plan to create an artist-led professional orchestra in Vienna, […]

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Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories. While Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Canada and the Cook Islands each won in a single category. The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine and […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine and Austria. […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine and Austria. […]

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Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications ….. The first round of voting for the Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges must work through a list of 10 categories in which 98 nominated coins must be considered. All of […]

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COINS in UHD: The 10 Best CoinWeek Videos of 2016

It’s hard to believe that the end is upon us… the end of 2016, that is. With the better part of the calendar year behind us, the editors of CoinWeek felt that it was time to take a look back at a banner year for CoinWeek’s video team. In 2016, CoinWeek fully committed itself to producing […]

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Bank of Latvia Issues New Collector Coin “Gold Brooches: The Disc Fibula”

By Bank of Latvia …. On Thursday, 10 November, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) is issuing a new 5 euro gold collector coin “Gold Brooches: The Disc Fibula”. The coin replicating a third to fourth century disc fibula is the first in the series of euro gold collector coins dedicated to Latvia’s brooches and the […]

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Latvia: Upcoming Centennial of Independence Celebrated with Innovative New Gold Coin

Today (November 10) the Bank of Latvia issued a new gold coin associated with the Baltic republic’s centenary of independence, which was declared on November 18, 1918, and officially recognized on January 26, 1921.
This first coin launches an interesting and unique series that will highlight some of the country’s ancient and medieval history through its brooches

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series featuring the work of five Canadians selected by popular vote to design the tails side of the […]

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World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… The World Mints produce a variety of Silver Coins for collectors and investors. Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the rest […]

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CoinWeek Videos Surpass 1.5 Million Views

By CoinWeek …. On Thursday, October 6, 2016, CoinWeek.com announced that its award-winning YouTube video channel had exceeded 1.5 million views. CoinWeek launched its video channel in 2011 and has since uploaded more than 1,300 original videos – including the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild Award Winning videos Numismatic Vienna and How Gold Coins are Made: […]

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Austria 2016 Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin

Description: The 2016 10 Euro Austria coin completes a 10-piece commemorative series honoring the nine federal Austrian states plus the entire nation of Austria. The preceding nine coins in the series commemorate each of the nine states, and this tenth coin honors all of the parts as one – the unified nation of Austria. The […]

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Austria 2005 50 Years of the Advancement of Television Technology 25 Euro Niobium Coin

Description: 2005 saw the release of the third issue in Austria’s 25-Euro Silver-Niobium bimetallic coin series. The reception of the previous two releases was so positive that the Austrian Mint decided to raise the authorized mintage from 50,000 to 65,000. This decision did little to dampen collector enthusiasm for the innovative coin program. The subject […]

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Austria: “Colorful Creatures” Featured on New Base-Metal Series

On September 13, the Mint of Austria announced a new series of coins that will feature not only a new denomination but some of the most beloved, admired, and—in some cases—feared animals known to many of us either through interaction or by reputation. The new series, “Colorful Creatures,” will highlight a variety of both nocturnal and otherwise-elusive animals that can be found on almost every inhabited continent

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Austrian Mint to Issue Final Austria Piece by Piece Coin, New €3 “Colorful Creatures” Series

Austria Piece by Piece: Austria 10 Euro Commemorative Coin Home are you to great daughters and sons… History, culture and landscape, together with other elements, combine to form the special character of a country. Like most countries, Austria has the first two in abundance, but one of the things that makes the country truly unique […]

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When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips on Buying Cheap Gold Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… I recently bought a circulated 1910 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin, and it only took 23 years. Big whoop? Perhaps not to deep-pocketed bullion investors or rare coin aficionados. But for me, it was a numismatic accomplishment I doubted I’d be able to achieve financially. An unusual rags-to-riches […]

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When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips on Buying Cheap Gold Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I recently bought a circulated 1910 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin, and it only took 23 years. Big whoop? Perhaps not to deep-pocketed bullion investors or rare coin aficionados. But for me, it was a numismatic accomplishment I doubted I’d be able to achieve financially. An unusual […]

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The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Austrian Mint  fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”, recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt, which used to hinder trade in the Klagenfurt area of Carinthia in southern Austria. The obverse of the coin depicts the Lindworm fountain and the statue of Hercules in the central square of […]

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Austrian Commemorative Coin Profile – The Lindworm of Klagenfurt

The Austrian Mint  fifth silver coin in the series “Tales and Legends in Austria”, recounts the legend of the Lindworm of Klagenfurt, which used to hinder trade in the Klagenfurt area of Carinthia in southern Austria. The obverse of the coin depicts the Lindworm fountain and the statue of Hercules in the central square of […]

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Swiss Gold – Case Study for the Market

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ……. Throughout their history, the Swiss have cultivated a long-standing reputation as an authority in the area of gold–both in their refining skill and in the wisdom of their monetary policy. Switzerland is not actually among the world’s leading importers or exporters of the metal, neither in terms of […]

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World Coins – Austria 2016 Mozart: The Legend 20 Euro Silver Coin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: arguably the three most famous words in musical history. “Wolfgang”, “Amadé” and “Mozart” are the names of three silver coins dedicated to Austria’s most famous son, each of which explores a different phase in Mozart’s short but prolific life, as well as one of his famous stage productions from that phase. Larger […]

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Austrian Mint Sees Record Sales of Gold, Silver Bullion Coins in 2015

By Coinweek News Staff ….   Sales of gold bars and bullion coins at the Austrian Mint in 2015 were up 215% over the previous year’s total, with 1.32 million ounces sold. In 2014, the Austrian Mint sold 910,000 ounces. In an interview with Bloomberg, Mint spokesperson Andrea Lang states that the jump in sales […]

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World Coins – Austrian Mint: Mozart, A Life in Three Acts

On May 11, 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue the second silver coin of the three-coin set entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second coin–titled “Amade”, as he liked to be called–focuses on his adult life. The obverse of the coin depicts a […]

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Austrian Coins – Austrian Mint Issues Final Gold Coin in Klimt and His Women Series – The Kiss

The Austrian Mint will issue today the fifth and final gold coin in the “Klimt and His Women” series. The coin honours the internationally renowned painting, “The Kiss”. The obverse of the coin depicts Gustav Klimt in one of his many favorite painting smocks on the right side, accented by some of the intricate scroll […]

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CoinWeek IQ: The Vienna Philharmonic Silver Coin: From Planchets to Monster Boxes – 4K Video

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we share we share with you the entire minting process for the silver Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin. Silver stackers and coin collectors will be intrigued to learn about the entirely automated process by which the Silver […]

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World Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Dürer’s Young Hare (Feldhase) 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Albrecht Dürer was an innovative engraver, painter and printmaker and an important contributor to the Northern Renaissance in Germany. Born in Nuremberg in 1471, Dürer showed a talent for drawing at an early age and once he finished apprenticing under his Hungarian goldsmith father he set out to learn from various artists around Germany […]

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CoinWeek IQ: How Gold Coins Are Made: Spotlight on the Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin – 4K Video

In January 2016, the Austrian Mint gave CoinWeek unprecedented access to the inner workings of their state-of-the art coining facility. In this video, we share with you how gold planchets are made, we get to watch as a press operator replaces a pair of broken dies, we see the striking of Gold Vienna Philharmonic coins, and […]

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Bullion Coin Profile – Austria 2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Coin

2016 Vienna Philharmonic 100 Euro Platinum Bullion coin, courtesy Austrian Mint Description: In 1989, the Austrian Mint introduced its best-selling and award-winning .9999 fine, one troy ounce Vienna Philharmonic gold bullion coin. In 2002, the Mint issued the first silver bullion Philharmonic. Now, the Austrian Mint has added a new precious metal to the repertoire, […]

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Numismatic Vienna: A Visit to the Austrian National Numismatic Collection – 4K Video

On January 28, 2016, CoinWeek was invited to a very special behind-the-scenes tour of the Austrian National Numismatic Collection, which is housed at the Vienna Art History Museum. The coin collection at the Vienna Art History Museum is significant not only because of many of the great rarities counted amongst its holdings, but also due […]

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Austrian Mint Issues 1st Platinum Coin, Part of Vienna Philharmonic Range

The Austrian Mint has issued a new platinum Vienna Philharmonic coin as the latest addition to its internationally renowned coin range. Unveiled at the Berlin Coin Fair, the coin marks the Austrian Mint’s first platinum offering. Produced from 999.5 pure platinum, the new Vienna Philharmonic coin features the same award-winning design by Austrian Mint head […]

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Chinese New Year Coins

2016 Cook Islands 5 oz Silver Mother of Pearl Year of the Monkey The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, the Chinese New Year (also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year) has become a much-celebrated event not only in China but in countries around the world. Beginning on the first day of the […]

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Chinese New Year Coins

2016 Cook Islands 5 oz Silver Mother of Pearl Year of the Monkey The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, the Chinese New Year (also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year) has become a much-celebrated event not only in China but in countries around the world. Beginning on the first day of the […]

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CoinWeek: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series – Audio: 10:09

The Austrian Mint’s 25-euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series has captured international interest since its 2003 debut. With new designs each year, the coin is a perennial favorite in both the primary and secondary markets. This year’s Niobium and Silver coin’s design evokes the passage of time and, according to Austrian Mint sources, is already […]

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CoinWeek: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series – Audio: 10:09

The Austrian Mint’s 25-euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series has captured international interest since its 2003 debut. With new designs each year, the coin is a perennial favorite in both the primary and secondary markets. This year’s Niobium and Silver coin’s design evokes the passage of time and, according to Austrian Mint sources, is already […]

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CoinWeek: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series – Audio: 10:09

The Austrian Mint’s 25-euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series has captured international interest since its 2003 debut. With new designs each year, the coin is a perennial favorite in both the primary and secondary markets. This year’s Niobium and Silver coin’s design evokes the passage of time and, according to Austrian Mint sources, is already […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Report – February 2, 2015 – 4K Video

Back from Vienna, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan recaps his trip, discusses CoinWeek’s video shoots at the Austrian Mint and at the Vienna Museumsquartier. Austrian Mint CEO Gerhard Starsich receives CoinWeek’s Gold Award for Best Coin Design of 2015. An Uncool CoinWeek video goes viral. CoinWeek prepares for Pogue III. And CoinWeek celebrates its 1 millionth […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Report – February 2, 2015 – 4K Video

Back from Vienna, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan recaps his trip, discusses CoinWeek’s video shoots at the Austrian Mint and at the Vienna Museumsquartier. Austrian Mint CEO Gerhard Starsich receives CoinWeek’s Gold Award for Best Coin Design of 2015. An Uncool CoinWeek video goes viral. CoinWeek prepares for Pogue III. And CoinWeek celebrates its 1 millionth […]

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Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

    2015 has been a stellar year for coin design, both from the United States Mint and the mints abroad. Domestically, collectors swooned over the $100 High Relief gold coin that the United States Mint released on June 30. The coin sold quite well and has developed a stable aftermarket in original government packaging and […]

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United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

By Connor Falk – World Coin News…. The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6. An award trophy will be presented February 6, 2016 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2003: Prince Metternich (Fürst Metternich) 20 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 20 Euro Silver Coin – Prince Metternich | Fürst Metternich (2003) Austria Through the Ages Series (2000-2003) Description: This, the third issue in the Austrian Mint’s “Austria Through the Ages” series, focuses on the historically-significant Biedermeier period of 1815 through 1848. This was a period of heightened prominence for Austrian style, industry, […]

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Cool Coins! Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money 2015 Edition. Video: 12:25

Interviewer: David Lisot Featured Presenters: Russell Augustin, 1795 $5 Gold Small Eagle PCGS AU58 Michael Chou, China Shinsi 1898 20 Cent NGC SP67+ and Hong Kong 1866 Silver One Dollar NGC MS62 David Greenstein, 1850 Large Cent PCGS PR64BN Steve Harrison, 1979-CC GSA Morgan Dollar Uncirculated Spencer Kohler, 2 Oz Silver Privateer Series “Siren” Uncirculated […]

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The Last Coins of the Holy Roman Empire

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. The last of things have a poignancy all their own, from the passing of the last Civil War veteran to the last rose of summer. Consider the saga of the Holy Roman Empire (HRE), an elective monarchy sprawling across the heart of Europe from the west bank of the […]

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Austrian Mint New Niobium “Cosmology” Coin Sells Out at ANA – VIDEO: 2:41

Andrea Lang, Marketing Director, Austrian Mint, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Austrian Mint has created another numismatic sellout with its latest niobium offering. Andrea Lang describes the coin’s popularity and what contributed to making it so popular.   Previously on CoinWeek: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E9NTHcu2RU CoinWeek’s Unboxing Video Copyright © CoinWeek August 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media […]

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Sponsors Pledge Support for ANA World’s Fair of Money

Twenty-two sponsors have pledged support for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2015 Chicago World’s Fair of Money℠, August 11-15, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. It is the ANA’s 124th annual summer convention. “The continued support the numismatic business community has for ANA World’s Fair of Money is an inspiration for […]

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Luxembourg Celebrates Congress of Vienna Bicentenary with New Silver & Color Coin

The Banque Centrale de Luxembourg has announced the issue of a new coin celebrating the bicentenary anniversary of the Congress of Vienna, an accord that established the Grand Duchy of Luxenbourg as a separate geopolitical entity in association with the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The Congress of Vienna, which opened in September 1814, was called by European leaders as an after-effect of the French Revolution, just prior to Napoleon’s downfall at the battle of Waterloo in June 1815

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Life in Three Acts

On September 9, The Austrian Mint will issue a new silver coin to begin a set of three silver coins entitled “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A Life in Three Acts”, celebrating the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name, arguably, makes up the three most famous words in musical history. The obverse of the coin […]

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The Austria “Piece by Piece” Coin Design Competition

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/6/2015. Coin design contests are nothing new; the American public was invited to design the nation’s bicentennial coinage, and in-house competition between engravers and designers has produced many of what we consider classic 20th century United States coins. But gosh darnit […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 150 Years of the Semmering Railway | 150 Jahre Semmeringbahn (2004)

The ultra-popular Austrian Niobium 25-Euro Center’s second issue celebrates one of the 19th century’s most breathtaking engineering feats, the opening of Semmering Railway. Designed by Carlo Ghega, the Semmering Railway took 20,000 workers six years to construct. One thousand of them lost their lives in the process. The first large scale mountain railway in the […]

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Gender Politics and Austrian Mint’s 2015 Life Ball Medal featuring Conchita Wurst

Special Commentary by CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan…. 2015 marks the 23rd year of the Life Ball, a fundraising event held each year in Vienna, Austria. Proceeds from the event fund AIDS education and awareness programs. Combining exclusive formal dinner events, couture designer fashion shows, live music, and art, the Life Ball has become one of the […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2004: Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Hellbrun Castle | Schloß Hellbrun  (2004) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

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Austrian Mint to issue 5 Euro Silver Coin Commemorating 60 Year Anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army

On May 6, 2015, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian Federal Army. The modern Austrian army was formed in 1955 when the occupation of Austria ended with the signing of the Austrian State Treaty, declaring Austria a neutral and peaceful country for all time. […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2002: Ambras Castle (Schloß Ambras) 10 Euro Silver Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 10 Euro Silver Coin – Ambras Castle | Schloß Ambras  (2002) Castles of Austria Series (2002-2004) Specifications: The Castles of Austria Series ran from 2002 to 2004 and featured a total of six coins. Each coin in the series, released two a year, depicts a famous Austrian castle and is struck in 0.925 fine […]

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 1/5/2015.   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve […]

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CoinWeek Weekly Coin Market Report – February 27, 2015 – Video: 7:21

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan discusses the upcoming American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Portland, Oregon, two new books by Stack’s Bowers founder Q. David Bowers, CoinWeek’s weekly giveaway of the Austrian Mint’s Niobium coin “Cosmology”, and this week’s sales figures from the United States Mint.   Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 COINWeek is the […]

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Austrian Mint Unveils “Quaternary Period”, Fifth and Final Silver Coin Prehistoric Series

The Austrian Mint released today the fifth and final silver coin in its series exploring prehistoric dinosaurs, known as “Back from the Dead.” Thomas Pesendorfer, chief engraver of the Austrian Mint, chose to incorporate the well-known woolly mammoth on both sides of the coin. The obverse displays a dominating profile of the woolly mammoth, with […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Coin – Maria Theresa Type

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Coin – Maria Theresa Type (2002-2004, 2006, 2008, 2010-Present) The 2 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a nickel-brass center with a copper-nickel outer ring. Along with the 1 euro coin, the 2 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, except […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Coin

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 1 Euro Coin (2002-Present) The 1 euro coin is a bimetallic coin composed of a copper-nickel center with a nickel-brass outer ring. Along with the 2 euro coin, the 1 euro coin forms the backbone of eurozone coinage. The 1 euro and 2 euro coins are similarly bimetallic, except that the inner and […]

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Austrian Mint Designer Helmut Andexlinger discusses Sold Out 2015 Cosmology Coin

CoinWeek Staff Reports… The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium 25 euro coin has sold out, according to Kirsten Petersen of the Austrian Mint. The coin, which sports a mid-century modern design aesthetic, shows a cosmos filled with planets and stars and celebrates mankind’s efforts to peak beyond the protective envelope of our planet. To see the CoinWeek […]

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Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

  CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes the exciting 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin, produced by the Austrian Mint. Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek  

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Unboxing Video: CoinWeek Unboxes the 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin from Austria. Video: 7:33.

  CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan unboxes the exciting 2015 Cosmology Niobium and Silver Coin, produced by the Austrian Mint. Copyright © CoinWeek February 2015 More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 50 Euro Cent

50 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 50 euro cent coin is the largest of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series (“nordic gold” is an alloy of 89% copper, 5% aluminum, 5% zinc and 1% tin, originally developed by the Swedish Mint for its 1991 10-kronor piece). The coin has a tightly crimped rim that makes it […]

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Austrian Mint Releases 2015 Silver Niobium Coin, “Cosmology”

By CoinWeek News Staff….   Every year since 2003, the Austrian Mint (Münze Österreich AG) has released a new bimetallic, silver-niobium collector’s coin honoring science, engineering and technology. This year’s coin, available now on the Austrian Mint’s website (http://www.muenzeoesterreich.at/eng/produkte/cosmology), features a design based on the theme of “Cosmology”. Delivery started Wednesday, January 21. The outer […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 20 Euro Cent

20 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 20 euro cent coin is the second of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series. The coin has an attractive crimped rim that makes it easily distinguishable from the other minor euro coins. It’s made of brass and tends to hold its brilliance a tad longer than the copper-plated steel […]

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Operetta “Die Fledermaus” Features on Festive Austrian 5 Euro Coin

The Austrian Mint have issued  a charming coin which highlights one of the best known operettas known in German “Die Fledermaus” which tells the story of a Bat attending a ball or formal dance! Written by the composer Johann Strauss in 1874, the operetta debuted the same year at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna and has been part of their regular repertoire ever since.
The story line of the operetta Die Fledermaus is light-hearted, complex, and at times even confusing with its many twists and turns

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 10 Euro Cent

10 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The 10 euro cent coin is the first of three “nordic gold” coins in the euro series. The coin is slightly smaller than the 5 euro cent but weighs 0.18 grams more. It’s made of brass and tends to hold its brilliance a tad longer than the copper-plated steel 1, 2, and […]

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Austria’s Klimt and His Women “The Expectation” Gold Coin Wins Coin of the Year

FW Media, sponsors of the Coin of the Year Award, have just announced that an Austrian Coin has won the title of Coin of the Year. The ultimate winner, the Austrian Mint’s entry in the category for “Best gold coin” was victorious – this coin went on to compete with the additional nine other winners in their respective categories to be chosen by an international panel of judges, as the overall Coin of the Year for coins dated “2013”

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The Maria Teresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part II

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek… *** Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out David Alexander’s excellent first installment of this excellent two-part history of Austria’s Maria Teresa Taler by clicking here.   At the end of her eventful life, Maria Theresa received greater love from her peoples than she did in the stressful opening years of her […]

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Celestial: The Austrian Mint’s 2015 Niobium Coin Takes a Look at the Stars

This year’s highly anticipated bimetallic niobium and silver from the Austrian Mint features “Cosmology” and will be issued today. It fittingly illuminates the new year with two colours: blue and gold. Cosmology connects all the parts of the universe as a whole, and follows the evolution of it from beginning to end. The blue and […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The largest of the copper-plated steel small denomination euro coins, the 5 euro cent is the rough equivalent of the United States’ 5-cent coin in size and value, but at 3.92 grams, is a little more than 20% lighter than an American “nickel”. Curiously, the 5 euro cent lacks […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 5 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 5 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The largest of the copper-plated steel small denomination euro coins, the 5 euro cent is the rough equivalent of the United States’ 5-cent coin in size and value, but at 3.92 grams, is a little more than 20% lighter than an American “nickel”. Curiously, the 5 euro cent lacks […]

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Austrian Mint Nabs 3 of 10 Coin of the Year Categories

CoinWeek Staff Reports…. The Austrian Mint scored three category victories in Krause Publications’ 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Since 1984, Krause has recognized excellence in coin design with its annual awards. This year’s competition was especially tough, with many high-quality collectible coins in contention. Austria’s three category winners are as follows:   Best Gold […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 2 Euro Cent

From the CoinWeek IQ Encyclopedia: 2 Euro Cent (2002-Present) Slightly larger in size and double in “value” than the diminutive 1 cent coin, the 2 euro cent sees slightly more demand based on a quick survey of mintages. The 2 euro cent has little purchasing power but is favored by Germany and a handful of other Eurozone […]

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Collecting the Coins of Austria: 1 Euro Cent

CoinWeek IQ: Prepared by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker…   1 Euro Cent (2002-Present) The smallest of the circulating euro coins, the diminutive 1 euro cent has virtually no purchasing power but, much like the cent in the United States, it circulates widely as a change-making coin. The 1 euro cent replaced the 10 groschen […]

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Austria leads in first round of Coin of the Year voting

Three Austrian coins came out on top during the first round of World Coin News’ Coin of the Year Award voting by an international panel of judges that concluded. A 100-euro gold coin, KM-3225, issued in the Austrian Wildlife series and depicting a Red Deer was tops in the Most Artistic Coin category. Triumphing in […]

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Coin Analyst: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek… The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints with historical roots that date back to 1194.  The modern Austrian Mint dates to 1918 when the Republic of Austria was formed.  It is best known for its Philharmonic silver and gold coins, which are among the world’s most widely traded bullion coins. […]

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The Maria Theresa Taler – A Coin for the Centuries, Part I

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek… The broad silver coin known everywhere today as the Maria Theresa taler is familiar to many numismatists in the United States and the world over. However, fewer collectors have ever paused to give the coin the really close examination it deserves, or delved into its colorful two-century history and […]

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The Austrian Mint’s Die Fledermaus: The Bat and the Ball

On December 3, 2014, the Austrian Mint will issue a 5 euros silver coin celebrating the renowned Johann Strauss operetta celebrating a bat at a formal dance, “Die Fledermaus”. On this silver coin one sees The Bat fluttering above the sparkling bubbles of a seasonal glass of champagne held by Rosalinde. Rosalinde, one of the […]

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New Niobium Coin Offered by Austrian Mint at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 2:21

Andrea Lang,  Director of Sales & Marketing, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… The Austrian Mint uses a special proprietary process to create a very unusual collector coin. Andrea Lang shows an example of the coin and explains how it has captured the interest of collectors. Copyright © CoinWeek – Chicago – August 2014 American […]

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Austrian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Philharmonic Bullion Coin Production. VIDEO: 4:04

Andrea Lang, Director of Sales & Marketing, Austrian Mint Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com………. It was 25 years ago that the Austrian Mint offered the first Philharmonic bullion to the numismatic marketplace. Since the coin has grown in popularity to become of the most favored bullion items in the world. Andrea Lang talks about the success […]

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Newest Austrian Mint Wildlife in Our Sights Coin Unveiled: The Wild Boar

The Second Austrian Mint Wildlife in Our Sights Coin design has been revealed… Chubby with a knowing grin, the Wild Boar looks out at you from its golden background on the second gold coin in the Austrian Mint’s “Wildlife in Our Sights” series. The obverse of the coin depicts the boar’s thick neck and shoulders. […]

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Austrian Mint Celebrates the Magic and Enchantment of Tyrol

Tyrol, in the Heart of the Alps. Austria by its Children, Piece by Piece Tyrol, in the heart of the Alps, a land of fairy tales with beautiful mountain vistas, lovely lakes and lush green landscape doted with castles, will be featured on the sixth silver coin in the “Austria, Piece by Piece” series designed […]

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Austrian Mint’s “Back from the Dead” Series Returns with “Tertiary Period” Silver Coin

Tertiary Period Silver Coin is the series’ fourth installment…. On September 10, the Austrian Mint will issue the fourth coin in its popular “Back from the Dead” dinosaur coin series, accompanied with a new and improved augmented reality app. The first two coins of the series moved from “Life in the Water”, to “Life in the […]

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Austrian Coin Marks 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Austrian Mint have issued a new coin which marks the 25th anniversary of the collapse of one of Europe and the world’s more stark reminders of political and physical separation between peoples – that of the Berlin Wall. A constant, disparaging and everyday presence in the lives of Berliners, Germans and Europeans that many aspects of the conclusion of the Second World War had not been wholly concluded

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Austrian Mint Unveils New Children Series: “Province of Salzburg” Coin

The Austrian Mint in Vienna has recently issued the fifth silver coin in its charming series, “Austria by its Children”, also known as “Austria, Piece by Piece.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the student who co-designed the […]

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